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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811059/an-infant-with-epilepsy-and-recurrent-hemiplegia-due-to-compound-heterozygous-variants-in-atp1a2
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Colin Wilbur, Sarah E Buerki, Ilaria Guella, Eric B Toyota, Daniel M Evans, Marna B McKenzie, Anita Datta, Aspasia Michoulas, Shelin Adam, Margot I Van Allen, Tanya N Nelson, Matthew J Farrer, Mary B Connolly, Michelle Demos
BACKGROUND: Pathogenic heterozygous variants in the ATP1A2 gene have most commonly been associated with familial hemiplegic migraine. However, a wide spectrum of phenotypes that include alternating hemiplegia of childhood and epilepsy have been described. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We describe a boy who presented at age three months with a complex phenotype that included epilepsy, nonepileptic paroxysmal events, and recurrent hemiplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated unilateral cortical edema during a severe episode of hemiplegia that was followed by a persistent mild hemiparesis...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810999/case-report-on-the-use-of-a-custom-myoelectric-elbow-wrist-hand-orthosis-for-the-remediation-of-upper-extremity-paresis-and-loss-of-function-in-chronic-stroke
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Stefanie Dunaway, D Brianna Dezsi, Jessica Perkins, Daniel Tran, Jonathan Naft
INTRODUCTION: This case study describes the application of a commercially available, custom myoelectric elbow-wrist-hand orthosis (MEWHO), on a veteran diagnosed with chronic stroke with residual left hemiparesis. The MEWHO provides powered active assistance for elbow flexion/extension and 3 jaw chuck grip. It is a noninvasive orthosis that is driven by the user's electromyographic signal. Experience with the MEWHO and associated outcomes are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participant completed 21 outpatient occupational therapy sessions that incorporated the use of a custom MEWHO without grasp capability into traditional occupational therapy interventions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808901/the-utility-of-routine-intensive-care-admission-for-patients-undergoing-intracranial-neurosurgical-procedures-a-systematic-review
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Cesar Cimonari de Almeida, M Dustin Boone, Yosef Laviv, Burkhard S Kasper, Clark C Chen, Ekkehard M Kasper
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone intracranial neurosurgical procedures have traditionally been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for close postoperative neurological observation. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the evidence for routine ICU admission in patients undergoing intracranial neurosurgical procedures and to evaluate the safety of alternative postoperative pathways. METHODS: We were interested in identifying studies that examined selected patients who presented for elective, non-emergent intracranial surgery whose postoperative outcomes were compared as a function of ICU versus non-ICU admission...
August 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806993/successful-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-ischemic-stroke-after-reversal-of-dabigatran-anticoagulation-with-idarucizumab-a-case-report
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Sergio Agosti, Laura Casalino, Enrico Rocci, Gabriele Zaccone, Eugenia Rota
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, including dabigatran, are currently widely used for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Recently, idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment for immediate reversal of dabigatran-induced anticoagulation, has been introduced into the market to be used in life-threatening bleeding or urgent surgery, allowing for rapid normalization of clotting parameters. The use of idarucizumab is not yet well established in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke on dabigatran who are candidates for thrombolytic therapy...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803639/atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-as-initial-manifestations-of-painless-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Claudia Stöllberger, Lilian Schäffl-Doweik, Maria Korn, Josef Finsterer
Aortic dissection is diagnostically challenging, especially in pain-free patients. Detection of acute ischemic stroke secondary to painless aortic dissection is a challenge for emergency physicians and neurologists. We report a previously healthy 58-years old female, admitted because of nausea, dizziness, somnolence, a left-sided hemiparesis and arterial hypotension. The electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation with ST-elevations and ST-depressions. Perfusion CT-imaging showed a dilatation of the aortic arch and intraluminal structures indicating an intima flap of aortic dissection...
July 21, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803535/robotic-assistance-for-training-finger-movement-using-a-hebbian-model-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Justin B Rowe, Vicky Chan, Morgan L Ingemanson, Steven C Cramer, Eric T Wolbrecht, David J Reinkensmeyer
BACKGROUND: Robots that physically assist movement are increasingly used in rehabilitation therapy after stroke, yet some studies suggest robotic assistance discourages effort and reduces motor learning. OBJECTIVE: To determine the therapeutic effects of high and low levels of robotic assistance during finger training. METHODS: We designed a protocol that varied the amount of robotic assistance while controlling the number, amplitude, and exerted effort of training movements...
August 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794365/successful-delayed-aortic-surgery-for-a-patient-with-ischemic-stroke-secondary-to-aortic-dissection
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Ryuta Morihara, Toru Yamashita, Kentaro Deguchi, Keiichiro Tsunoda, Yasuhiro Manabe, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Taijun Yunoki, Kota Sato, Yumiko Nakano, Syoichiro Kono, Yasuyuki Ohta, Nozomi Hishikawa, Koji Abe
The diagnosis of aortic dissection (AD) is sometimes difficult within the limited time window of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for ischemic stroke (IS). A 60-year-old man developed sudden left hemiparesis due to IS. During tPA infusion, his blood pressure dropped and consciousness declined. After transfer to our hospital, carotid duplex ultrasonography led to a diagnosis of AD. Emergency surgery was postponed because of the risk of hemorrhagic transformation. The patient successfully underwent aortic surgery on day 5 and was discharged with a remarkable improvement in his symptoms...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790214/-transoral-penetrating-cranial-injury-by-a-chopstick-a-case-report
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Kazue Fujiwara, Fumihiro Hiraoka, Yasunobu Nakamura, Masahiko Murao, Kazuo Hanakawa, Takafumi Ide
Intracranial injury resultant from a chopstick penetrating the oral cavity is often fatal in children, and only 5 clinical cases have been reported. If the depth of penetration is indeterminable, due to the chopstick being removed or the remaining piece not being located, then injury management is challenging; here, we report such a case. A 26-month-old girl fell over with a plastic chopstick in her mouth. The chopstick was removed immediately and without breakage by her father. He noted that around 3 cm of the pointed end had pierced the palate...
August 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783886/cerebrospinal-vascular-diseases-misdiagnosed-as-decompression-illness-the-importance-of-considering-other-neurological-diagnoses
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Kiyotaka Kohshi, Yoshitaka Morimatsu, Hideki Tamaki, Yukio Murata, Katsuko Kohshi, Tatsuya Ishitake, Petar J Denoble
The diagnosis of decompression illness (DCI), which is based on a history of decompression and clinical findings, can sometimes be confounded with other vascular events of the central nervous system. The authors report three cases of divers who were urgently transported to a hyperbaric facility for hyperbaric oxygen treatment of DCI which at admission turned out to be something else. The first case, a 45-year-old experienced diver with unconsciousness, was clinically diagnosed as having experienced subarachnoid hemorrhage, which was confirmed by CT scan...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781056/measuring-functional-arm-movement-after-stroke-using-a-single-wrist-worn-sensor-and-machine-learning
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Elaine M Bochniewicz, Geoff Emmer, Adam McLeod, Jessica Barth, Alexander W Dromerick, Peter Lum
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Trials of restorative therapies after stroke and clinical rehabilitation require relevant and objective efficacy end points; real-world upper extremity (UE) functional use is an attractive candidate. We present a novel, inexpensive, and feasible method for separating UE functional use from nonfunctional movement after stroke using a single wrist-worn accelerometer. METHODS: Ten controls and 10 individuals with stroke performed a series of minimally structured activities while simultaneously being videotaped and wearing a sensor on each wrist that captured the linear acceleration and angular velocity of their UEs...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780986/a-large-saccular-aneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-in-a-girl-with-acute-hemiparesis
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Young Suh Kim, Young-Mock Lee
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May 31, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777710/step-count-accuracy-and-reliability-of-two-activity-tracking-devices-in-people-after-stroke
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Samuel D Schaffer, Simon D Holzapfel, George Fulk, Pamela Rogers Bosch
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The increasing popularity of activity tracking devices presents an opportunity to monitor physical activity in patients after stroke. We sought to determine the reliability and accuracy of the Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Zip for adults after stroke. METHODS: Twenty-four participants with stroke-induced hemiparesis wore a Fitbit Zip on the nonparetic hip and Garmin Vivofits on both wrists during a 6-minute walk test to determine the accuracy of the devices against video-determined step counts...
August 4, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776480/italian-adaptation-of-the-functional-outcome-questionnaire-aphasia-initial-psychometric-evaluation
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Simona Spaccavento, Elisabetta Cafforio, Fara Cellamare, Antonia Colucci, Angela Di Palma, Rosanna Falcone, Angela Craca, Anna Loverre, Roberto Nardulli, Robert L Glueckauf
PURPOSE: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of Functional Outcome Questionnaire - Aphasia. METHODS: Two hundred and five persons with stroke-related aphasia and right hemiparesis who received ongoing assistance from a family caregiver were assessed using the Functional Outcome Questionnaire - Aphasia, Aachener Aphasie Test, Token Test, Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices, Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Functional Assessment Measure (FAM), and Quality of Life Questionnaire for Aphasics (QLQA)...
August 4, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771434/cutaneous-temperature-sensitivity-alteration-in-subjects-with-chronic-stroke-sequelae-pharmacological-perspectives
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Artur Cesar Aquino Santos, Fábio Marcon Alfieri, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
BACKGROUND: Stroke can result in body temperature sensitivity changes. This study analyzed abnormal temperature perception of patients with stroke and the use of vasoactive drugs. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective study was carried out consisting of 100 patients (55.6±12.9 years old), from both genres, with either hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke, with unilateral hemiplegia or hemiparesis. Subjects had axillary temperature and different temperature sensitivities of the limbs measured using a visual analog scale (VAS)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770205/fatal-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-basilar-artery-caused-by-aspergillus-fumigatus-in-a-patient-with-pituitary-adenoma-and-meningitis
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Martin Winterholler, Roland Coras, Walter Geißdörfer, Rudolf Rammensee, Philipp Gölitz, Christian Bogdan, Roland Lang
Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) frequently occur in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we describe the case of an immunocompetent 64-year-old man who presented with diplopia, right-sided hemiparesis, and a mild headache after cleaning and replacing nesting boxes of wild birds during the preceding months. Lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis, elevated protein, and lactate levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Initial imaging showed ischemia in the left thalamus and an enlargement of the sellar region...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761474/cystic-echinococcosis-a-rare-case-of-brain-localization
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Ali Baradan Bagheri, Mohammad Zibaei, Mehdi Tayebi Arasteh
Although Hydatid disease eradicated in many countries, it is still widespread in communities where agriculture is dominant. Cystic hydatidosis is significant public health problem in the regions with endemic echinococcosis. The hydatid cysts tend to form mostly in the liver or lung. Brain involvement is very rare. In the present report, we describe magnetic resonance imaging findings in an 18-yr-old male with cerebral echinococcosis, in Shahid Madani Hospital, Karaj, Iran in 2015. The patient, presented with headache, hemiparesis, impairment of speech, vomiting, and nausea...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751428/cerebral-haemorrhage-as-a-clinical-manifestation-of-human-ehrlichiosis
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Catalina Garc Ía-Baena, MarÍa Fernanda Cárdenas, Juan Fernando Ramón
A 16-year-old young man presented to the emergency room with new-onset generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Examination showed a Glasgow score of 13 and predominantly crural left hemiparesis. Imaging demonstrated a right frontoparietal haemorrhage of non-vascular origin with perilesional oedema. Surgical drainage was carried out, but rebleeding occurred within 24 hours following surgery, and again 1 week after discharge. On reinterrogation and examination, Ehrlichia canis infection was suspected and empirical management with doxycycline was begun...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750549/the-role-of-movement-errors-in-modifying-spatiotemporal-gait-asymmetry-post-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michael D Lewek, Carty H Braun, Clint Wutzke, Carol Giuliani
OBJECTIVE: Current rehabilitation to improve gait symmetry following stroke is based on one of two competing motor learning strategies: minimizing or augmenting symmetry errors. We sought to determine which of those motor learning strategies best improves overground spatiotemporal gait symmetry. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation research lab. SUBJECTS: In all, 47 participants (59 ± 12 years old) with chronic hemiparesis post stroke and spatiotemporal gait asymmetry were randomized to error augmentation, error minimization, or conventional treadmill training (control) groups...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747452/mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-thalamotomy-in-non-et-tremor-syndromes
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Alfonso Fasano, Maheleth Llinas, Renato P Munhoz, Eugen Hlasny, Walter Kucharczyk, Andres M Lozano
OBJECTIVE: To report the 6-month single-blinded results of unilateral thalamotomy with MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) in patients with tremors other than essential tremor. METHODS: Three patients with tremor due to Parkinson disease, 2 with dystonic tremor in the context of cervicobrachial dystonia and writer's cramp, and 1 with dystonia gene-associated tremor underwent MRgFUS targeting the ventro-intermedius nucleus (Vim) of the dominant hemisphere. The primary endpoint was the reduction of lateralized items of the Tremor Rating Scale of contralateral hemibody assessed by a blinded rater...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747261/enterovirus-d68-infection-in-a-cluster-of-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-buenos-aires-argentina-2016
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Victor Ruggieri, Maria Ivana Paz, María Gabriela Peretti, Carlos Rugilo, Rosa Bologna, Cecilia Freire, Silvana Vergel, Andrea Savransky
OBJECTIVE: To report a outbreak of 11 cases of acute asymmetric flaccid myelopathy due to spinal motor neuron injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven children, six male, with a mean age of 3 years presented with acute flaccid myelitis. We analyzed clinical features, etiology, neuroradiological images, treatment, and outcome. RESULTS: Nine children had bilateral and asymmetric flaccid myelitis of the upper limbs, 1 had upper limb monoplegia, and 1 presented with hemiparesis...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
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